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Offline dsandsue

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Re: Stepney Address.
« Reply #18 on: Sunday 09 March 14 17:43 GMT (UK) »
yes....  he was born around 1862 (according to the censuses) in Poland (or perhaps Lithuania), and I calculate he and his wife reached London in the 1880s....I have him/them in 1891, 1901 and 1911....
because of his very common name (Isaac Levy) it took me literally years (and pounds and pounds) to find his death certificate and burial, but I have them...

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Derek
PS This is probably a little off-topic for Rootsweb - will happily continue by e-mail if you like.

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Re: Stepney Address.
« Reply #19 on: Tuesday 11 March 14 10:28 GMT (UK) »

No go, re: 'Supervised searches' I'm afraid. This is the reply I've had from the LMA:

'Due to Data Protection legislation you will not be able to search the records yourself.  We do not have the staff resources to allow 'Supervised Searches' of the kind you suggested.  As explained previously, you will need to use our Family History Research Service'. 

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Re: Stepney Address.
« Reply #20 on: Tuesday 11 March 14 11:33 GMT (UK) »
Oh !!!!!!!!!!!!!
Derek

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Re: Stepney Address.
« Reply #21 on: Tuesday 11 March 14 17:06 GMT (UK) »
Oh !!!!!!!!!!!!!
Derek

Quite... :o

I shall let it lie for now, - but will possibly look into it at some stage in the future.

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Re: Stepney Address.
« Reply #22 on: Thursday 07 December 17 17:24 GMT (UK) »
Hello again Romilly
It's been years since we exchanged messages about Southern Grove....I had to leave my research for some time because I was ill....a on the mend now and hope to  go to England early next month to visit LMA and hopefully to get some info on Southern Grove....did you ever get any joy from LMA?  Do you have any advice for when I visit?
With kind reagrds
Derek

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« Reply #23 on: Friday 08 December 17 15:53 GMT (UK) »

Hi Derek,

No, I got no further with the LMA:-( They are sticking to the '100 year rule' on opening such records. I was told, (over the phone) that all I would get from viewing the records that they do hold would just be a few dates, i.e date of admittance, etc.

Since my original post I have been able to find much more info on my late Uncle though. I obtained copies of his CS10 forms, (Merchant Navy Service). These gave me the dates of his Service, and when he left. He then spent some time as a Ship's Night Watchman. However, his health deteriorated, and my late Father, (who was a Welfare Officer with the LCC) facilitated his entry to Southern Grove. I have now located where he was Buried.

In view of this, I haven't persued the LMA's paid research option. I doubt that it would tell me anything that I haven't already been able to find out.

Best Wishes with your research,
Romilly.
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Re: Stepney Address.
« Reply #24 on: Friday 08 December 17 16:07 GMT (UK) »
Hello again
Thanks for taking the trouble to reply.  Things are even worse now..their charge for them to look at the records is now 80 pounds per hr.  I had asked them about a particular school record and they replied "An Admission & Discharge Register for girls from Old Montague Street School for 1903 - 1926 is held here. School Records are subject to a period of restricted access in order to protect the confidentiality of living individuals. This follows a recent decision by the Information Commissioner. It is therefore not possible for you to consult the records yourself. However if you are able to provide proof of the death of the individual concerned we are able to undertake the search on your behalf."
This is crazy: I specifically asked about the register for 1911 - well over 100 years ago!  And yes! I do have the death certificates - and why the restriction on this specific school when other registers are freely searchable both online and on site.   
And how come the confidentiality is respected if a strange archivist looks at the record and not a direct descendant?
Sorry to sound off, but it annoyed me.
Glad that your research seems to going well, good on ya!
Best wishes
Derek